Joe Foti - 03/13/2008
With his family and friends by his side, Joe died peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at age 50, following a short but courageous battle with cancer. Loving husband of Jane(nee Jaworski). Proud and devoted father of Stephanie and Peter. Son of Giuseppina and the late Pietro. Brother of John (Betty), Frank (Colleen) and Carmelo (Vicki). Joe will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to all those who provided care and support to Joe and his family. Donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.
Maria Albertina Garcia - 03/01/2008
Peacefully, Thursday, February 28, 2008 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of Emircio for 69 years. Loving mother of the late Antonio (Dina), Emircio (Lai) of Portugal, Carlos (Dorothy), and Helena (Lesley). Cherished grandmother to Edgar, Helena, Glen, Tara, Sherry and great-grandmother to John, Sherry, Tracy and Lucas. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
Alfred Gruber - 03/04/2008
Founder of A. Gruber Custom Furniture
Peacefully passed away with his family by his side on Monday, March 3rd, 2008 at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Gertrude. Loving father of Sabine (Randy), Susanne (Mark) and Robert (Cheryl). Cherished Opa of Kristina, Kelsey, Alexander, Alida and Mackenzie. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Wednesday, March 5th from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, March 6th, at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice at May Court would be appreciated.
Vera Mae Harrigan - 03/13/2008
Peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital, Wednesday March 12, 2008 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Harrigan. Loving mother of Gail (Fred Elliott) of Belleville. Cherished Nana to Mark (Brenda) Elliott of Barrie, Rick (Marci) Elliott of Belleville and Mary (D'Arcy Hammerton) of Belleville, great-Nana to Madison, Jacob, Karley, Julia, Shaelyn, Camryn and step-great-Nana to Bobby and Sheldon. Daughter of the late Stanley and May Malyon. Predeceased by her infant children David and Nancy Elizabeth. Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, March 17th at 11:30 a.m., Pastor George Wallingford will be officiating. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Good Companions or the Gideons.
Wilma Kay Humphrys (nee Grant) - 03/11/2008
Died peacefully at the Peter D. Clark Centre in Ottawa on Sunday, March 9, 2008. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Humphrys and was predeceased by her brother Donald Grant and sister Isabel Moxon. Survived by sisters-in-law Rae Grant, Ruth Humphrys and Barbara Humphreys (Douglas) and by nieces Elspeth and Gwyneth, nephews David, Donald, Alexander, Peter and Brian. Wilma was born in Winnipeg, May 31, 1916. After attending public and high schools in Winnipeg she entered the University of Manitoba graduating in 1938 with the degree of Bachelor of Architecture, one of the few women architects in Canada at that time. Following graduation she worked in Winnipeg and in 1944 joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ottawa, designing a series of low cost houses for returning veterans. Many of these small graceful houses still dot a number of the original Veterans Land Act subdivisions in different parts of the country. In 1942 she married Richard F. Humphrys also a University of Manitoba graduate, an actuary who later became Superintendent of Insurance for the Government of Canada. They enjoyed a happy marriage in Ottawa for the next 63 years. Upon retiring from active architectural practice she devoted her time as a volunteer for many organizations especially the Canadian Save the Children Fund. Known as "Billie" in her younger years she was an excellent swimmer, avid bridge player, concert goer, watercolour artist and devoted aunt. Friends are welcome to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Garnet Fraser “Happy” Jones - 03/11/2008
Peacefully in hospital on Saturday, March 8, 2008 following surgery at the age of 92. “Happy” grew up in Manitou, Manitoba, where he was born June 10, 1915. His proud parents were Edward Milton Jones and Alice Gertrude Fraser. He moved to Ottawa in 1942 where he married and raised his two daughters. He worked for many years with DND. Dearly beloved husband of the late Eva May (nee Dagg). Loving father of the late Valerie E. and Noreen Katzen (Sidney). Fond Grandpa Joney to Aaron and Joel Katzen. Survived by sister Irene Everett nee Jones; also numerous nephews and nieces, including Gayle Suvegas, Lynda Rhadjapur, and Darwin and Linda Dagg, and cousin Lorna and Gerald Dagg. Many thanks to Happy’s numerous caring friends and family, especially the following: W. Harrison “Harry” and Edna Thayer, Hazel Fraser, Lorne Whitty. Special friends from Dominion-Chalmers United Church include Yvonne and her late husband Keith Carberry and family, Harold, Kathy and Verna MacDonald, the Wilcox family, the Villanueva family, the Schachhuber family, the Lam family, the Walker family, and the Coulton family. Thanks also to his friends at Bell St. United Church Keith, Marjorie Morgan and the McDowell family, also to long-distance friends Mrs. Vera McElroy, Donna Craig and June Jackson. The family appreciates the friendship and support Dad received through the community of Stillwater Creek and Crystal View Lodge Residences. Thanks to staff of Queensway-Carleton Hospital. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Central Chapel of Hulse,Playfair and McGarry. A celebration of a joyful life will be held at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St., Ottawa on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 2 p.m. A reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre
Leopold Koppel - 03/12/2008
Leopold Koppel died peacefully at home with family by his side, on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the age of 90, following a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of 50 years of the late Vera Elsa (nee Pakul); dear father to Helgi-Lii (Andrej) Tenne-Sens and Arvo (Deborah) Koppel; and loving grandfather of Jennifer and Adam Koppel, and Marisa and Liana Tenne-Sens. Leopold was born to Riido and Emilija Andersons-Koppel on September 11, 1917, and spent his early childhood and youth in Latvia. During World War II, he fled from the Soviet forces that occupied Latvia and settled in Gothenburg (Goteborg), Sweden. He emigrated to Canada with his family in 1951, settling in Montreal where he eventually worked as a civil engineer for SNC-Lavalin. He retired after many years of service to spend more time with his family and to enjoy his cottage, travel, hunting and fishing. In 1987 he and his wife moved to Ottawa. He will be greatly missed by his brother Volrad (Lena) in Montclair, New Jersey; his cousin Vija (Bruce) Cole and family in Peachtree City, Georgia; his cousins Saima Medell, Helle Kadak, Helvi Kohandi and the late Arvi Koppel and their families in Estonia; his sister-in-law Helen Koppel of Arizona; his son-in-law's mother Valentina Tenne-Sens; and his nieces Lisa (Bruce) Roed and family of Maryland, Christine Koppel of Minnesota and Karen Koppel of British Columbia. He is predeceased by his brother Evald Koppel. Special thanks to Drs. Coloumbe and Aldridge, CCAC, and the personal support workers and nurses from We Care Home Health Services. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Leopold's memory to a charity of your choice. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects on Saturday, March 15, 2008, from 12 pm, with the funeral service to follow at 1 pm in the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod St., Ottawa.
Gabriel Lalande - 03/07/2008
Peacefully in hospital on Thursday, March 7, 2008 at the age of 81. Son of the late Hector Lalande and the late Berthe Yelle. Dearly beloved husband of the late Andrée (née Quenneville). Survived by his loving wife Colette Gravelle. Loving father of Jacques (Cathy Loudon), Denis (Suzanne Cashman) and Sylvie (Ronald McDermott). Fondly remembered by his 5 grandchildren Gilbert, Julie, Charles, Vincent and Emma Rose. Dear brother of Suzanne (late Normand Tremblay), Liliane (late Ernest Coupal), Yolande (Jacques Lauzon), Robert (Jeannine) and Madeleine. He will be dearly missed by his nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Parkway) on Sunday, March 9, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m and Monday, March 10, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Église St. Gabriel, 55 Appleford, Ottawa on Tuesday, March 11th at 11:00 a.m. Special thanks to the staff at the St-Vincent Hospital. Memorial contributions to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.
Rose Litwack - 03/17/2008
At home on Monday, March 17, 2008. Beloved wife of Moe Litwack. Loving mother of Alan( Resa ), Debra, and Gary( Rhonda). Cherished grandmother of Jonathan, Shira, Michael, Elizabeth and Daniel. Dear sister of Cheryl and the late Izzy. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue, on Tuesday, March 18 at 2pm. Interment to follow at the Jewish Community Cemetery, Bank Street. Shiva will be held at the family home 1593 Featherston Drive. Morning and evening services will also be held at the family home.
Donald "Don" Wallace MacDonald - 03/03/2008
Peacefully at Granite Ridge Specialty Care on Sunday, March 2, 2008 in his 94th year. Beloved husband of Rachel “Ray”( nee Abbey ). Loving father of Malcolm ( Beverley Smith) of Ottawa and Linda ( Thomas Gray ) of Seaforth, ON. Cherished grandfather of Marie(David Filmer) of Brisbane, Australia, Blaine of Ottawa and the late Krista. Don was a World War II veteran, serving in the Canadian Army overseas from 1940 to 1945. Following the war, he returned to Montreal to work at the Family Herald and Weekly Star as associate editor; before moving to Ottawa in 1969 to join Agriculture Canada. He retired in 1979. A memorial service will take place in the Spring. A special thank you to the staff at Granite Ridge for their compassionate care over the past 4 years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.